16 March 2021: Anglers are advised that under the current Level 5 Covid 19 restrictions the Cork stocked trout lakes due to reopen 1st April will remain closed until further notice.

    The Kerry lakes, due to reopen 1st May will remain closed if current restrictions continue.

    Open season

    01 May – 30 September


    Map of Barfinny Lake


    A 35 acre mountain lough, 6½ miles from Kenmare and one mile off the Kenmare to Killarney road, at Molls Gap. In a superb location, the entire shoreline is overlooked from the nearby road. Access is open and excellent, the rocky shoreline 100% fishable and the sparkling clean, clear lake waters especially attractive. The lake holds a very good stock of small wild native Brown Trout and adult Rainbow Trout are stocked regularly to maintain a high stock density and give worthwhile angling recommended methods include worms, using a float – artificial flies, or try a small spinner

    Permit Prices

    • Season permit Adult – €120
    • Season permit Juvenile/Senior – €50
    • Day permit Adult- €15
    • Day permit Juvenile/Senior – €10
    • Boat permit (2 anglers) – €10
    • Boat permit (3 anglers) – €12


    • Avoca Handweavers,
      Molls Gap, Kenmare, Co. Kerry.
      Tel. 064 6634720
    • John O’ Hare,
      Fishing Tackle Shop, Kenmare, Co. Kerry.
      Tel. 064 6641499
    • O’ Neill’s Cycle Shop,
      Killarney, Co. Kerry.
      Tel. 064 6631970

    Other outlets for permits

    T.W. Murray & Co. Ltd.,
    Patrick Street, Cork.
    Tel.  021.4271089
    Halfway Angling Centre,
    Ballinhassig, Co. Cork.
    Tel.  021.4885894
    Landers Outdoor World,
    Mile Heigh, Killarney Road, Tralee, Co. Kerry
    Tel: 066 7126644